Incrementalism – The Flywheel Effect


When we develop good habits, it conditions our thinking to do things in a certain way to get the positive outcomes that we want or expect.

Incrementalism shows us that doing things with purpose encourages good practices which tend to cause things to continue to get better. Making small decisions well every day propel us forward.  If the flywheel slows, it eventually stops and we begin slipping backward.

Jim Collins talks about this in his book, Good to Great; “The Flywheel and the Doom Loop”.

It’s a great book that’s required reading for executives and entrepreneurs.

green-leafy-plant-starting-to-grow-on-beige-racks-127713No matter how dramatic the end result, good-to-great transformations never happen in one fell swoop. Rather, the process resembles relentlessly pushing a giant, heavy flywheel, turn upon turn, building momentum until a point of breakthrough, and beyond”.



To your success,

Bryan Wilson

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